So here I sit, having a cold beer for breakfast, actually I’m having beer and Rice Crispies, the new slogan has changed from Snap, Crackle Pop, to Snap, Crackle, Burp. Then, having a beer at 9am on Easter morning would be considered a bad thing at one time, now it’s almost the norm. Because in these past several weeks, what was once normal has completely changed.
Many of us aren’t even getting dressed, well, not dressed as we usually do. Regular work clothes have changed to pajama pants and T-shirts, or if we feel like half dressing up, we don a pair of sweatpants. How I dress at present, is what happens to be clean at the moment. Right now I’m wearing my last clean pair of pajama pants and my housecoat.
One of the things we have learned through this whole experience is how mankind is really the worse life organism on the planet. I’m amazed Mother Earth hasn’t gotten rid of us long ago. A few gigantic earthquakes, some killer hurricanes and throw in some tornadoes, she could be rid of the lot of us. I guess she has more tolerance than I do.
When you see these people out and about hoarding necessary items day after day, the ones with money to do so, while many who lived pay check to pay check who don’t have that luxury, it sickens me. There are many people just surviving. They haven’t had the chance to get necessary items for there families, and yet the ones who have the money continue their hoarding, we see it everyday. Lines at grocery stores from the opening hour.
I went yesterday to get a few things we need, I called a cab and waited 40 minutes for it to arrive, when usually, it would take 10-15 minutes tops. When I got to the grocery store, I was the 14th one in line waiting to get in. When I did get in, most of the items I needed were not to be found! Things like toilet paper, and much needed cleaning supplies to keep the apartment sanitary. So I did some substituting. I bought cleaners without bleach, and bought some bleach to add. I had to go to 2 different stores to just find these items. I waited an hour and a half for the cab ride home…
But, I won’t preach, I won’t say how these hoarding bastards are pricks, I won’t say that if everyone got just what they needed instead of taking everything in their wake are fucking it for others. I also won’t say that these assholes buying up medical supplies that first responders need, are killing off people who are essential to keep others alive. I won’t say, but I’ll think it.
Instead I’ll say I’m lucky that so far no one in my family has come down with this dreaded disease, and for that I’m thankful. I’ll also say how it pains me not to be able to hug my grandchildren, but am thankful I can see them using Facebook and video chat. I’m happy I can talk to my mother and long for the day I can see her again, as well as my brothers.
Above all, the thing I find most disturbing, and making things harder for all of us, is the constant flow of verbal diarrhea coming from those in high places, Trump comes to mind, who has fed so much misinformation. There has been so much misinformation, that the populace is having trouble with what they should, or should not do.
It’s gotten to the point that people have no idea if the real experts are telling us the right information, people are having doubts and don’t know who to trust. Myself personally, having seen the Trump circus from the start, feeding his zombie followers with constant lies. I’ll go with the experts, and I think anyone with any common sense will to.
So for the rest of the day, i will sit back and probably drink a few more beer, and fight with the wife over the remote for the TV. The times are changing, but at least some things remain normal. So you all try to have a great day, it’s Easter Sunday, a kind of a time I always looked at as renewal, and rebirth, a time for to make things better than they are. I wish you all good health, and I hope you all stay safe.